Chained to the Throne

 

 This is more of a comment (or a question) as opposed to a full blog post, but it occurred to me while reading the last issue of Green Lantern (which was #7) and on seeing one of its alternate covers, that anytime that there is someone seated on a throne (or throne like chair) that there is an added chance that the person (or entity) sitting there has someone of the opposite gender chained at their feet.  Of course this is not universally true, but probably shows up more than is necessary (and to be fair of both the examples listed, these scenes did not actually occur inside the comic.) 

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I had almost forgotten about that older example before you brought it up again. Striking similarities. Curiouser and curiouser...

Posted by InnerVenom123

Probably just a symbol of power more than anything else.

Posted by Jnr6Lil

Thought Indigo Tribe was about Compassion yet they have prisoners

Posted by RazzaTazz
@RedheadedAtrocitus: Being the site's number one Carol Ferris fan has its advantages I suppose.  
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Posted by cattlebattle

Preserving the nerd fantasy of Slave Leia imaginably, offering the individual that is chained as property or a pet

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Posted by RazzaTazz
@cattlebattle: I can sort of get that, except as it pertains to Hal and Sinestro
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Posted by cattlebattle
@RazzaTazz: As you said it doesn't actually happen in the issue, its a popular cover image, I don't where the imagery originated, but its definitley well known from Return of the Jedi, I guess it sort of represents the characters at the mercy of a greater villain obviously
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Posted by RazzaTazz
@cattlebattle: Sure, I am pretty sure it doesnt only happen with villains though.  
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Posted by cattlebattle
@RazzaTazz said:
@cattlebattle: Sure, I am pretty sure it doesnt only happen with villains though.  
I don't know.....good question, heroes, well the male ones at least are usually represented as being to "noble" for a deed like that, and by "deed" I mean having a woman chained up like that because it would probably spark a sexism complaint, although unless it fits the character mentality, for instance I could imagine Conan doing something like that
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Posted by RazzaTazz
@cattlebattle: To be fair though, up until this issue the Indigo Tribe seemed to be good guys, but now it is hard to say.  Still Indigo is effectively a hero
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Posted by cattlebattle
@RazzaTazz said:
@cattlebattle: To be fair though, up until this issue the Indigo Tribe seemed to be good guys, but now it is hard to say.  Still Indigo is effectively a hero
Oh, I have no clue...not a Lantern fan. It is more acceptable (to society) if a woman has a man chained up than vice versa, unless of course it is a villain imaginably
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Posted by Nova`Prime`

This reminds me of the one panel from Dark Cabal where Doom has Loki and Frost changed to his throne.

Doom is the ultimate pimp.

Edited by evercharmer

At this point I've just assumed that everyone working on Green Lantern has a kink for it. I can't remember when, but I know we've seen more covers than those two with lanterns chained up (despite it not happening in the issues) and there's plenty of similar situations going on in them (Sinestro in particular seems to have developed this thing for restraining Hal at every opportunity lately).

Posted by Jnr6Lil

@Nova`Prime`: Sex slavery